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21 Stamford Rd, Stamford PE9 3NS, England
01780 756321
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 45
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 29
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  • 17
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  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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We stayed at The Exeter Arms for one night for my partners birthday. We stayed in room 6 which is accessed by the car park.The staff are very pleasant and very helpful. We paid £110 for bed and breakfast. The breakfast was 10/10 and the service was excellent. The room was quiet large but we had... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
Knobby57
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Essex, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
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141 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Staff were rude and the menu over priced for the meal we received. I am retired and have worked in the hospitality industry for forty years,we personally will not bother again.

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Spalding, England, United Kingdom
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11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Met some friends here for a meal, stood at the bar several minutes, while no one served although there was 4 bar staff. Service was slow food was average, I ordered pudding only to be told after 15 minutes that the chef had left and gave instructions to the waitress to put it in microwave for 6 mins , it... More 

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Lincolnshire
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This was our second visit to the restaurant at the exeter Arms. the firs time about a month ago was ok, and we thought we'd give it another try. Really wish we hadn't. The starters were ok - Scotch egg caesar salad and a chicken caesar salad. The mains were VERY disappointing - pan fried fillet of stone bass, red... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

Had Sunday lunch today at the Exeter arms and was very disappointed it is certainly not a meal reflective of the cost. The beef was too tough to eat and the staff were not at all bothered by this. I will not be returning

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Essex, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We stayed at The Exeter Arms for one night for my partners birthday. We stayed in room 6 which is accessed by the car park.The staff are very pleasant and very helpful. We paid £110 for bed and breakfast. The breakfast was 10/10 and the service was excellent. The room was quiet large but we had another adjoining door to... More 

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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117 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Each month I have been part of a community philosophy group that meet at the Exeter Arms. The staff have always welcomed us as a local group and it continues to be very successful. I am very sorry to read the recent reviews of the restaurant and hope that things return to their normal high standard very soon.

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6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We had been to a funeral and needs cheering up I said lets try the Exeter arms I pass it most days and it look a nice cosy place on arrival we were met at the bar by the owner who was on phone but politely created us she ask what we would like my wife need a coffee and... More 

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This was an extremely disappointing evening. Despite our starters being over £6 each the portion sizes amounted to 2 mouthfuls. My smoked salmon starter included poached salmon mixed with cream cheese. Hunt the salmon! Then the mains came which were all vey disappointing. Beef Bourgogne very chewy, Thai risotto a sludge mess with under cooked prawns and halibut a small... More 

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theexeterarms, General Manager at The Exeter Arms, responded to this review

Dear Mr Laxton I am so sorry to find the recent review that you posted. Whilst I hold my hands up that there were issues on the evening I truly thought that the actions taken had appeased the situation. I am sorry that this is not the case. If I am aware of an issue at the time I will... More 

Diss, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

You've only got to look at the recent reviews of this establishment on this very site to get the gist of what to expect. Though one likes to pride oneself on not judging the proverbial book....benefit of the doubt and all that.......Oh golly I wish we had. VERY unwelcoming. This is a Friday lunchtime in march. The place was all... More 

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theexeterarms, General Manager at The Exeter Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for your initial thoughts of 'benefit of the doubt' but as I read your review further I am frankly embarrassed by the lack of welcome and service that was offered to you and would like to offer you my sincere apologies. There are simply no excuses but your experience is certainly not what I strive to achieve. Please... More 

Stamford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

After a good meal a couple of years back, my daughter wanted to go here for her 18th birthday meal. We booked for Christmas eve and was assured they would still be serving the set Christmas menu which was great as we were treating and knew roughly what it would cost. I rang again nearer to our booking to double... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 21 Stamford Rd, Stamford PE9 3NS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lincolnshire  >  Stamford
  • Phone Number: 01780 756321

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Doing business, Families with children, Entertaining clients

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